Devon Energy Corporation (the Company) is an equal opportunity employer. Various laws prohibit employment discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, eligibility for covered employee benefits, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. You may also have rights under other federal, state, and/or municipal statutes, orders, or regulations pertaining to labor, employment, and/or employee benefits. These laws are enforced through the United States Department of Labor (DOL), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and various other federal, state, and municipal labor departments, fair employment boards, human rights commissions, similar agencies, and courts.
This General Release is being provided to you in connection with the Amended and Restated Severance Agreement previously entered between you and the Company (the Severance Agreement). You have at least twenty-one (21) days from the date you receive this General Release, if you want it, to consider whether you wish to sign this General Release and receive the payments and benefits (the Severance Benefits) available under the Severance Agreement for doing so. You have at least until the close of business twenty-one (21) days from the date you receive this General Release to make your decision. You may not, however, sign this General Release until, at the earliest, your last effective date of employment.
BEFORE SIGNING THIS GENERAL RELEASE YOU SHOULD REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. YOU ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY OF YOUR CHOICE. THE COMPANY HEREBY ADVISES YOU TO CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY.
You may revoke this General Release within seven (7) days after you sign it and it shall not become effective or enforceable until that revocation period has expired. If you do not timely sign and return this General Release, or if you exercise your right to revoke the General Release after signing it, then you will not be eligible to receive the Severance Benefits. Any revocation must be in writing and must be received by the Company within the seven-day period following your execution of this General Release.
In consideration of the Severance Benefits offered to me by the Company under the Severance Agreement, I hereby (i) release and discharge the Company and its predecessors, successors, affiliates, parent, subsidiaries, and partners and each of those entities current and former employees, officers, directors, and agents (together, the Released Parties) from all claims, liabilities, demands, and causes of action, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, that I may have or claim to have against them, including without limit any claims that result from or arise out of my past employment with the Company, the severance of that relationship and/or otherwise, or any contract or agreement with or relating to the Released Parties, and (ii) waive any and all rights I may have with respect to and promise not to file a lawsuit to assert any such claims.